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Offline Colin Johnston

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« Reply #45 on: June 12, 2017, 05:48:08 PM »
Well, bike is just back from M.O.T. station and has passed with flying colours.
Tool tray still to be fitted (waiting for pins from platers).
Only other job is to try and find the YAMAHA plaque for the engine cover which is in my mum's garage somewhere.
(I know it's there, but it's a small item and the garage is full of stuff so it's going to be a mammoth job to clear it out to find it).
Need to get it taxed now and then put a few miles on it.

Here's the snaps of it all together...








It looks amazing & I look forward to seeing sometime in the future.
Give us a shout if you are near Melton, as mine is not ready yet.


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« Reply #46 on: March 22, 2018, 09:47:43 PM »
Hi Robert(twosmoke), finally got my 400 fired up today, if only briefly.
I will try & put the video up or a link to it

https://youtu.be/gJJyrA_YHmI

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Re: 1978 RD400c Blue YHP919S
« Reply #47 on: March 23, 2018, 07:20:34 AM »
Beautiful bike. You should be very pleased. Hope you enjoy many a happy mile.
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Re: 1978 RD400c Blue YHP919S
« Reply #48 on: March 23, 2018, 01:07:11 PM »
Superb looking Bike well done 😀
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« Reply #49 on: March 24, 2018, 03:19:43 PM »
Thanks for the compliments guys, another good day today & got a bit of road test done.
Everything is working & it sounds lovely.
Just need my paintwork redoing & all being well, it will be at the Rally this year.
Will upload a video shortly.


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Re: 1978 RD400c Blue YHP919S
« Reply #50 on: March 28, 2018, 02:23:19 PM »
Looks great Colin!
Well done for resurrecting a classic!

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« Reply #51 on: March 28, 2018, 02:47:17 PM »
Thanks Robert(twosmoke), it’s been a lot of work, but the end result is worth it.
It would be really good if we could meet up sometime & compare bikes & stories.
If that doesn’t work out, are you going to the RD Rally in Derby this year, on the weekend 7/8 July, as I will be going with my bike.

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Colin


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Re: 1978 RD400c Blue YHP919S
« Reply #52 on: March 29, 2018, 01:36:58 PM »
Colin,

Yes, that would be great.
Not using any of my bikes until all this salt has gone, but end of April onwards I am in the market for a meet up!

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Re: 1978 RD400c Blue YHP919S
« Reply #53 on: March 30, 2018, 07:43:46 PM »
1st class sir, super job
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